General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Massachusetts for 2015

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The General Schedule (GS) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees.

Under the GS payscale, an employee's base pay depends on two factors - the GS Paygrade of their job, and the Paygrade Step they have achieved (depending on seniority or performance). This base pay is then modified based on a "Locality Pay Adjustment", which adjusts the GS payscale based on cost-of-living in different areas within the United States.

Massachusetts has one or more Locality Pay Adjustment areas with special locality pay adjustment rates. This page lists the locality-adjusted yearly GS pay scales for each area, with starting pay for a GS-1 broken down by county in the interactive map. For a detailed calculation of your pay as a GS employee in Massachusetts, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.82% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,850$23,614$24,374$25,130$25,890$26,335$27,087$27,844$27,873$28,576
GS-2$25,691$26,303$27,153$27,873$28,187$29,017$29,846$30,675$31,504$32,333
GS-3$28,031$28,966$29,901$30,836$31,771$32,706$33,640$34,575$35,510$36,445
GS-4$31,469$32,518$33,568$34,617$35,666$36,716$37,765$38,814$39,864$40,913
GS-5$35,207$36,381$37,555$38,729$39,903$41,076$42,250$43,424$44,598$45,772
GS-6$39,246$40,554$41,863$43,171$44,480$45,788$47,097$48,405$49,714$51,023
GS-7$43,612$45,065$46,518$47,971$49,425$50,878$52,331$53,784$55,237$56,691
GS-8$48,299$49,909$51,520$53,130$54,741$56,351$57,961$59,572$61,182$62,793
GS-9$53,346$55,124$56,902$58,680$60,458$62,236$64,013$65,791$67,569$69,347
GS-10$58,747$60,704$62,662$64,620$66,578$68,535$70,493$72,451$74,409$76,366
GS-11$64,543$66,695$68,846$70,998$73,149$75,301$77,452$79,604$81,755$83,907
GS-12$77,362$79,941$82,520$85,100$87,679$90,258$92,838$95,417$97,996$100,575
GS-13$91,993$95,060$98,126$101,192$104,258$107,324$110,391$113,457$116,523$119,589
GS-14$108,707$112,331$115,954$119,578$123,202$126,825$130,449$134,073$137,696$141,320
GS-15$127,871$132,134$136,396$140,659$144,922$149,185$153,448$157,710$158,700*$158,700*

The Hartford locality pay rate also applies to Chicopee, Springfield, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Hartford GS locality include Westover Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.8% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,665$23,422$24,176$24,926$25,680$26,122$26,867$27,618$27,647$28,345
GS-2$25,483$26,089$26,933$27,647$27,959$28,781$29,604$30,426$31,249$32,071
GS-3$27,804$28,731$29,659$30,586$31,513$32,441$33,368$34,295$35,222$36,150
GS-4$31,214$32,255$33,295$34,336$35,377$36,418$37,459$38,500$39,540$40,581
GS-5$34,922$36,086$37,250$38,415$39,579$40,743$41,908$43,072$44,237$45,401
GS-6$38,928$40,226$41,523$42,821$44,119$45,417$46,715$48,013$49,311$50,609
GS-7$43,258$44,700$46,141$47,582$49,024$50,465$51,907$53,348$54,790$56,231
GS-8$47,907$49,504$51,102$52,699$54,297$55,894$57,492$59,089$60,686$62,284
GS-9$52,914$54,677$56,441$58,204$59,968$61,731$63,494$65,258$67,021$68,785
GS-10$58,270$60,212$62,154$64,096$66,038$67,980$69,922$71,864$73,805$75,747
GS-11$64,020$66,154$68,288$70,422$72,556$74,690$76,824$78,958$81,093$83,227
GS-12$76,735$79,293$81,851$84,410$86,968$89,527$92,085$94,643$97,202$99,760
GS-13$91,248$94,289$97,330$100,372$103,413$106,454$109,496$112,537$115,579$118,620
GS-14$107,826$111,420$115,014$118,609$122,203$125,797$129,391$132,986$136,580$140,174
GS-15$126,834$131,062$135,291$139,519$143,747$147,975$152,204$156,432$158,700*$158,700*

The Boston locality pay rate also applies to Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Boston GS locality include Hanscom Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.16% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,733$21,426$22,115$22,801$23,491$23,895$24,576$25,264$25,290$25,928
GS-2$23,310$23,865$24,637$25,290$25,575$26,328$27,080$27,832$28,585$29,337
GS-3$25,434$26,282$27,130$27,978$28,827$29,675$30,523$31,371$32,219$33,068
GS-4$28,553$29,505$30,457$31,409$32,361$33,313$34,265$35,217$36,169$37,121
GS-5$31,944$33,009$34,074$35,140$36,205$37,270$38,335$39,400$40,465$41,530
GS-6$35,609$36,796$37,983$39,171$40,358$41,545$42,732$43,920$45,107$46,294
GS-7$39,570$40,889$42,207$43,526$44,844$46,163$47,481$48,800$50,119$51,437
GS-8$43,823$45,284$46,745$48,206$49,668$51,129$52,590$54,051$55,513$56,974
GS-9$48,403$50,016$51,629$53,242$54,855$56,468$58,081$59,694$61,307$62,920
GS-10$53,302$55,079$56,855$58,631$60,408$62,184$63,960$65,737$67,513$69,289
GS-11$58,562$60,514$62,466$64,418$66,370$68,322$70,275$72,227$74,179$76,131
GS-12$70,192$72,533$74,873$77,213$79,554$81,894$84,234$86,574$88,915$91,255
GS-13$83,468$86,250$89,032$91,814$94,596$97,378$100,161$102,943$105,725$108,507
GS-14$98,633$101,921$105,209$108,497$111,784$115,072$118,360$121,648$124,936$128,223
GS-15$116,021$119,889$123,756$127,624$131,492$135,360$139,227$143,095$146,963$150,830
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Rest of Massachusetts

Any federal employees in Massachusetts who do not live in an area for which a specific Locality Pay Adjustment has been set will receive the generic "Rest of the United States" locality pay adjustment of 14.16% (shown in the table below).

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,733$21,426$22,115$22,801$23,491$23,895$24,576$25,264$25,290$25,928
GS-2$23,310$23,865$24,637$25,290$25,575$26,328$27,080$27,832$28,585$29,337
GS-3$25,434$26,282$27,130$27,978$28,827$29,675$30,523$31,371$32,219$33,068
GS-4$28,553$29,505$30,457$31,409$32,361$33,313$34,265$35,217$36,169$37,121
GS-5$31,944$33,009$34,074$35,140$36,205$37,270$38,335$39,400$40,465$41,530
GS-6$35,609$36,796$37,983$39,171$40,358$41,545$42,732$43,920$45,107$46,294
GS-7$39,570$40,889$42,207$43,526$44,844$46,163$47,481$48,800$50,119$51,437
GS-8$43,823$45,284$46,745$48,206$49,668$51,129$52,590$54,051$55,513$56,974
GS-9$48,403$50,016$51,629$53,242$54,855$56,468$58,081$59,694$61,307$62,920
GS-10$53,302$55,079$56,855$58,631$60,408$62,184$63,960$65,737$67,513$69,289
GS-11$58,562$60,514$62,466$64,418$66,370$68,322$70,275$72,227$74,179$76,131
GS-12$70,192$72,533$74,873$77,213$79,554$81,894$84,234$86,574$88,915$91,255
GS-13$83,468$86,250$89,032$91,814$94,596$97,378$100,161$102,943$105,725$108,507
GS-14$98,633$101,921$105,209$108,497$111,784$115,072$118,360$121,648$124,936$128,223
GS-15$116,021$119,889$123,756$127,624$131,492$135,360$139,227$143,095$146,963$150,830
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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $158,700, which is the SES (Senior Executive Scale)'s Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).


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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2015/massachusetts